Back to school All About Me Bag - This is something that I did last year at the beginning of the school year.  The kids loved it and it's a fun way to get to know each other so I am going to do it again!  Simply give the kids a brown paper bag on the first day of school, have them bring it back the next day with four things in it that they can use to tell the class about themselves.

All About Me Bag--good to hand out at Open House before school starts so kids can bring their bags to share on the first day!

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The first day of school sets the tone for the whole year. Here's 10 things you DON'T want to do. Great back-to-school advice for teacheres

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day! When completed, this fun book will include a page about them, their teacher, their school, their classmates, and their favorite part of the day! I have included cover pages for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade.

First Day of School Flip Book

Have your children make this cute First Day of School flip book to help them remember their very first day!

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Classroom Listen Up! FREEBIE UPDATED June 2017 I added 2 levels for one & two step directions. One & Two steps (with two levels: one with color specification and one without) and an open-ended scene (make up your

The Kissing Hand is a classic book for many kindergarten classrooms on the first day of school. Here are 27 Kissing Hand freebies, activities and videos.

27 Fresh Kissing Hand Freebies and Teaching Resources

How to create a retell literacy center in kindergarten. Plus a list of 20 famous stories and retell props (with printables) to complete this center.

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable Giving students an easy independent activity to start as soon as they arrive on the first day of school is a great way to calm their nerves. It also allows you to focus on greeting new students and getting supplies organized and put away. Here is a great first day of school printable that students can begin working on right away! Visit my blog to read about it and get the free download! 3-5 back to school First Day of School k-1 PK-2 reading

Read & Find - First Day of School Printable

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school!    Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know

Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are read

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

Awesome Meet The Teacher newsletter to hand out at Open House or during the first days of school! Super cute and editable!!

Meet the Teacher Newsletter- EDITABLE- Bright Stripes

Task Initiate and maintain family contacts: A newsletter allows parents to know what is going on in the classroom as well as the teacher. This is a great way to introduce yourself as a teacher.

Collaborative art project - outline wing shape on wall, then let patrons fill in paper feathers with their ideas of where they'd like reading to take them

Collaborative art project - outline wing shape on wall, then let patrons fill in paper feathers with things they can't do YET.but will someday {growth mindset}

I wish I could take credit for this teaching gem that I am about to share with you. My sister, who started teaching five years before I did, shared this letter with me before my first year teaching. For the next 12 years, I made sure to send it home on the very first day

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home on the First Day of School!

I wish I could take credit for this teaching gem that I am about to share with you. My sister, who started teaching five years before I did, shared this letter with me before my first year teaching.

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home to Parents on the First Day of School! • Got to Teach

Teachers, You Must Send This Letter Home on the First Day of School!

Thought this might be nice to include in our packs that go home on transfer day? Means we could get to know about the kids a little more from their parents POV. Obviously would need tweaking but saved for inspiration.

FREEBIE Time Capsule worksheet for your kids to complete on the first day of school!

This time capsule is fun for students to see how much they've grown throughout the school year! Give this to them to answer on the first day of sch.

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